Accelerated Training

Time to complete (in weeks):

Private Pilot
Instrument Rating
Commercial Pilot
Multi Engine
Flight Instructor
Weeks in total

Flight training is a proficiency-based activity. Because of this, the time that is takes to complete pilot training may vary from student to student. One example that I use is a college math class. At the end of the semester the professor issues grades. Some students receive C’s and D’s, some students receive A’s and B’s. However, to translate that into aviation, those with C’s and D’s may be able to land the airplane some of the time. We will get everyone to the finish line, but it may take some students longer.  

Flight training uses a building block approach, and because of this, it is important to not have long gaps between your flights. If you do have large gaps, you can regress and loose proficiency. This would cause is to have to retrain you on a certain area (thus costing more money). 

We typically schedule students for a morning flight, then you take a lunch break, then followed by a flight in the afternoon. You will also have a ground training session with your instructor each day. We continue this schedule 6 days a week.   


  • Flight: 7am – 9am
  • Ground Brief: 9am – 11am
  • Lunch Break
  • Self-Study Time: 1pm – 3pm
  • Flight: 3pm – 5pm
  • FAA Examiners come it flight school
  • Private Pilot – Three weeks 
  • Instrument Rating – Two weeks 
  • Commercial Pilot – 10-12 weeks 
  • Multi Engine – 2 weeks
  • Flight Instructor – 4-6 weeks 
  • TOTAL: 21 – 25 weeks (6 Months)
  • Cessna King Schools course completed to required point
  • FAA Written Exam scheduled
  • Student pilot certificate
  • FAA medical certificate
  • Passport/Birth certificate (TSA approval if not US Citizen)
  • $1000 deposit required to reserve your training
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluently in English

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SunState Aviation has over 16,000 sq. ft. state of the art training center and a fleet of 11 training aircraft. These aircraft include Cessna 172S, Garmin G1000 Glass Cockpit, Traffic Avoidance Radar, Weather Radar, and more.

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What our Students Say

The Commercial Pilot Course was not only enjoyable but had me absolutely prepared to pass the check ride. Your facility is top-notch and all the aircraft are modern and in excellent shape, but your instructors and staff and their preparation and willingness to put in the extra effort really made the difference.


Adam H

I have to say this, I been with SunState aviation for about 6 months and since day one it has been my only choice without a regret, very helpful and professional people as well as the best airplanes that you will ever find in an aviation school.


Alfred V

Thank you for the Instrument Rating training SunState Aviation provided me. Chris, Sherrie and Joe did a great job training me – and prepping me for my written, oral and practical Instrument Rating exam.


Ray S